Surprised by Meaning Paperback
Science, Faith, and How We Make Sense of Things
by Alister McGrath;
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Surprised by Meaning
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In the book Alister McGrath asks questions, such as:
How do we make sense of the world around us?
Are belief in science and the Christian faith compatible?
1. Looking at the Big Picture
2. Longing to Make Sense of Things
3. Patterns on the Shore of the Universe
4. How we Make Sense of Things
5. Musings of a Lapsed Atheist
6. Beyond the Scientific Horizon
7. A Christian Viewpoint
8. The Deep Structure of the Universe
9. The Mystery of the Possibility of Life
10. The Accidents of Biological History
11. History, Culture and Faith
12. The Heartís Desire: Longing for Significance
13. Surprised by Meaning
Surprised by Meaning by Alister McGrath was published by Canterbury Press in February 2011 and is our 15894th best seller. The ISBN for Surprised by Meaning is 9780664236922.
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Surprised by MeaningPaul Scott, via The Good Book Stall
Alister McGrath takes us on a journey. He sets out from a world of random chance, one with no overarching story other than one of happenstance as promulgated by New Atheism, and takes us step by step to the threshold of that place of ultimate consummation for which we long, found most plausibly in God. Each short chapter takes us further on that way. He describes his own dalliance with scientism, but discredits the notion that science can make ethical judgements or provide a tenable metanarrative for our existence.
In the end, there is no final proof here, but a presentation of evidence, clearly, concisely, and with obvious conviction. His account is devoid of jargon, and he unpacks concepts with understandable honest summaries. For the searcher, there is here something to challenge sloppy thinking and superficial opinion. McGrath remains a cogent advocate of the Christian Faith for the twenty-first century. And he leaves us with a sense of wonder and awe that we are in such a place, yet accompanied by such a God – what more can one say.
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Details for Surprised by Meaning
|Page last updated||27th December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Alister McGrath|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (February 2011)|
|Number of Pages||112|